The email below illustrates why we need to clamp down on groups accessing public funds through their charity status to incite discrimination and exclusion. Churches and groups named in this email are violating the terms of their charitable status. It was sent to people in Metro Vancouver inviting them to an event intended to help them push back against their children in the event they turn out to be gay, lesbian, transgender, or bisexual.
The criminalization of conversion therapy can’t come soon enough.
Recourse on charities that discriminate…
If there was a registered charity whose conduct you felt justified a complain, philanthropy website Smart Giving advises that you could call the Charities Directorate of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to file a complaint.
Alternatively it tells us you could e-mail your complaint to CRA’s charities compliance division at CharitiesComplianceDivisi.LPRA@cra-arc.gc.ca.
Because registered charities are treated like individuals and are accorded lots of privacy rights, CRA will not be able to tell you if they are investigating a charity because of someone else’s complaint, because of your complaint, or whether or not they are investigating a charity at all.
As the regulation of registered charities is both a provincial and federal responsibility, your provincial public guardian and trustee, or equivalent, may also be prepared to act on a complaint.
Some people tell me they’d like to know how to file a complaint about charities that engage in advocacy for discrimination on prohibited grounds or tells people that they are entitled to engage in such discrimination.
One thing they need to know is a charity’s CRA registration number, so in this article I make it a bit easier.
To help readers identify charities and their details, I linked on each one’s registration information at CRA. To be helpful.
Because many hands make light work.
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From: Parents United Canada <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, Jan 9, 2020 at 2:21 PM
Subject: Project Dovetail Special Invite – Feb.1st
Saturday, February 1st, 2020
Cedar Grove Church, Surrey, BC
9:30am – 3:30pm
Reserve your spot now!
To purchase Eventbrite tickets($30, includes lunch and study guide)
Pastor Paul Dirks and Parents United Canada are re-launching the highly successful Project Dovetail training event. This is a 1-day training event, Sat, February 1st, 9am-3:30pm at Cedar Grove Church, to equip the church to advocate for their families, churches, schools, neighbours, and Christ’s truth in the midst of gender confusion and sexualization. Little children are being taught girls can become boys and vice-versa. Female privacy and protections are being compromised. Unhealthy sexual behaviors are being celebrated. Gender dysphoria is a social contagion. Parents are being told they cannot prevent their adolescent’s medicalization. Schools refuse to tell parents what is going on with their children in schools. And young kids are being sexualized. All of this is happening under the guise of inclusion. Most people don’t even know what is really happening in our schools and culture until it hits their family, and then it is often too late.
Project Dovetail is a one-day training event to equip Christians in understanding the seismic shift going on in our culture and providing them with the tools to respond: key facts to know, approaches to take, and how to speak cogently, compassionately, and courageously on the topics of gender identity (transgender) and sexual orientation (homosexuality). Come learn what the mainstream media will never tell you. Our approach is grounded in both Scripture and the best peer-reviewed secular research.
This training event is for parents, grandparents, teachers, politicians, advocates, Christian leaders, Pastors, and concerned citizens.
Lunch and resources are included in the cost.
What Pastors and Leaders are saying:
Pastor Paul Dirks (New West Community Church – editor) is a leading voice in the Canadian Church today addressing the issues of Sexuality and Transgender Ideology which are challenging our Parental Rights and Freedoms of Speech and Religion in our democracy. His training and academic study of the issues has qualified him to speak with great authority and wisdom informing Parents, Pastors and the Faith Community intelligently and with credibility.
The Dovetail Training is, in essence, a 21 century apologetics response to one of the greatest challenges facing Christians in our Western Culture. I fully recommend my dear friend and colleague.
Rev. Giulio Lorefice Gabeli, Senior Pastor, Westwood Church, Coquitlam, President of the Association of Christian Ministries Vancouver
“Pastor Paul Dirks is, to my knowledge, a formidable lay-expert in Canada/BC on medical research pertaining to transgender and homosexual health outcomes, both physical and psychological. He has done extensive and objective scientific research into these complex and often misunderstood topics.”
Zoltan Horvath, MD, FRCPC, FAAP
“A critical shift has taken place in our culture which has brought with it the total redefinition of human sexuality, personal identity, and marriage. This shift comes complete with new and profoundly unbiblical paradigms. Paradigms that frankly threaten the future of the church as we currently know it. Pastor Paul Dirks is a man that God has uniquely called and gifted to help equip and retool the church for this critical juncture of history before the return of Christ. We Pastors due to the demands of our everyday ministries are largely ill-equipped to face the vicious onslaught that is creeping closer and closer to each of our church doorsteps. I can’t recommend more highly or strongly that every Pastor take this vital Dovetail training.”
Pastor Kevin Cavanaugh, Lead Pastor, Cedar Grove Baptist
“Project Dovetail has been an incredibly eye opening course for my leaders and I. It helped us understand the threat against our moral values and how to stand against this threat. I highly recommend this training.”
Pastor Wes Daase, SPA Church
“Over the last two years pastor Paul Dirks has made a very valuable contribution to the churches of Metro Vancouver with the Project Dovetail seminar. He has the ability to combine clear biblical teaching with cutting edge research to bring much needed clarity on contemporary social issues. Project Dovetail is an important resource and I have no hesitation in recommending it to other pastors and ministry leaders.”
Pastor David G Carson, Secretary, Association of Christian Ministries Vancouver
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This message was sent from firstname.lastname@example.org
Parents United Canada
Suite #201 – 22314 Fraser Highway
Langley, BC V2A 8M6, Canada
Please help give hate propaganda disguised as religion a clap back it won’t soon forget.
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